The 2022 Legislature is in Session!
We ALL benefit when children and families thrive, including those growing up in Black, Indigenous and communities of color. At Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota, we believe everyone has a role to play in ensuring every child has a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. The Children’s Defense Fund envisions a nation where marginalized children flourish, leaders prioritize their well-being, and communities wield the power to ensure they thrive.
Minnesotans value hard work, ingenuity and looking out for others. And we turn these values into investments and policies that promote child well-being and economic vitality. Our results show we know what works to help children and families thrive, and Minnesota is consistently ranked as one of the best places to raise a family.
As COVID continues to upend our communities and families, Minnesota state and local leaders have responded with urgency and creativity. We at CDF-MN are ready to work with policymakers to continue that extraordinary leadership and use federal funding and the historic state budget surplus to create public policies and a budget that move Minnesota children and families forward
In 2022, CDF-MN asks policymakers to support the following legislative initiatives that will ensure families of all backgrounds, in every corner of the state, have the resources and opportunities required for their children to become the workers, leaders and parents we need them to be.
Check back here for updates on issues affecting children and families as the legislative session progresses.
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